Spanish Embassy funds operation costs of two UNRWA health centers

Amman, The Spanish Embassy through the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) announced their funding of the operating costs of two United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) health centers in Talbieh Camp and Madaba camps in Jordan.

In a statement issued on Monday, UNRWA said that the contribution will enable for the continued provision of health-care to Palestine refugees for the next fifteen months. This EUR 500,000 donation comes in addition to the generous contribution of EUR 19.5 million pledged to the Agency by the Government of Spain in 2018.

During a visit to the UNRWA’s Talbyeh and Madaba health centres, to observe firsthand the health services provided to the Agency’s Palestinian beneficiaries, the Spanish Ambassador to Jordan, Ar?nzazu Ba??n D?valoson said: “Spain has always cared much about Palestinian Refugees and has been traditionally one of its strong supporters. In these difficult times for UNRWA.”

The Spanish government not only supports the agency financially in order to contribute to the necessary delivery of basic services to more than five million Palestinian refugees but also politically, she added.

She stressed Spain’s clear and firm position on the Palestinian issue; and the importance of preserving UNRWAs Mandate until a just and lasting solution for the Palestinian question is achieved.

The Director of UNRWA Operations in Jordan, Roger Davies, expressed his gratitude to the Spanish Embassy for its continued support of UNRWA, in particular during last year’s financial challenges, saying: “By enabling URNWA to cover the running costs of Talbyeh and Madaba health centers, the generous contribution will benefit up to 38,000 Palestine refugees of the camp’s residents and surrounding neighborhoods.”

Source: Jordan News Agency